Friday, July 8, 2011

Karuveppilai (Curry leaves) Pasta

Two day ago, I experimented this new recipe, since I wanted to finish a big bunch of curry leaf which was lying in the fridge for a week. And the result for my new attempt is this Indo Italian fusion recipe, Karuvepilai (curry leaf) pasta.

Though its only the trial version, Karthik enjoyed the pasta a lot. After having my first spoon, I was telling Karthik that something was missing. I want to correct it but will not do this recipe next time, because I am not a big fan of curry leaf recipes, so I didn't like it. As usual he encouraged me and had the pasta twice. Me, didn't go for second time :(

When you Cook for two, you will always end up with some left overs. This time, I ended up with little more than usual. The next day, I added some ingredients to the left-overs and had the same. It tasted very good. Hope you all can enjoy the same in the first trial itself.

Ingredients :
1/2 cup -- Curry leaves
3 tbsp -- Urad Dal
4 nos -- Red Chilli
1 tsp -- Dhania seeds
1 tsp -- Asafoetida
1 no -- Lemon
Salt to taste
Multi grain / Whole wheat Spaghetti -- Approximately 1/2 lb or less

Method :
--- Heat a non stick pan in medium heat.
--- Add little oil to fry the urad dal, dhaniya seeda and red chilli. Fry them till the dal color changes to golden red.
--- Let the mixture to cool.
--- Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the direction given on the pack and keep it ready.
--- Once the dal mixture is cooled, transfer them to mixer jar and grind along with the washed curry leaves.
--- Add little water and grind to a paste consistency.
--- Again take the same pan, add little oil and put the paste and fry them in medium heat till the raw curry leaf smell subsides and a nice aroma fills the kitchen.
--- Karuvepilai (curry leaf) chutney is ready. Now mix this mixture to the pasta.
--- If you feel the mixture is too dry to mix in pasta, add very little pasta water and mix well.
--- Add the frsh lime juice to the pasta, to get the tinge of tangy taste.

Tadaan, Indo Italian fusion pasta ready to serve.

Hope you all guessed right. This is the same Karuvepilai chutney we prepare to mix in the rice. Instead of mixing it in the rice, I used pasta.
Okay, now I tell you what I did the next day to the left over pasta. I added lime juice and a dash of salt. I have mentioned the same above. Hope often I try this pasta at home :)


  1. Now, that is such a fusion and I would love to taste it, looks superb !!!

  2. Wow indian flavoured pasta is such a nice varitaion...looks very flavourful n yummy

  3. curry leaves pasta sounds nice idea.

  4. deliciously done pasta looks wonderful ...


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